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Penn State Has Ninth-Largest Jewish Population Among U.S. Public Universities

Penn State’s 4,000 Jewish undergraduates comprise 10 percent of its total population, the ninth-largest Jewish population of any public U.S. university according to Hillel College Guide Magazine’s Fall 2015 edition. Its 500 graduate students are also eight percent of the total graduate population.

In addition to a large population of Jewish students, University Park offers 80 Jewish courses, a number topped only by Michigan, McGill University, and Ohio State. Penn State offers Jewish Studies as both a major and a minor.

The Big Ten dominates the top of the list, with Rutgers, New Brunswick at No. 2, University of Maryland at No. 4, University of Michigan at No. 5, Indiana University at No. 6, and University of Wisconsin, Madison at No. 7.

If you’re interested in Jewish student life at Penn State, Penn State Hillel offers a wide array of cultural and religious activities.

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Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]

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